David Copperfield

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    Bill Nye

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      Adam J. Berinsky

      Adam J. Berinsky is the Mitsui Professor of Political Science at MIT

        Richard Weisman

        Richard J. Wiseman is a Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.
          What is NECSS?

          The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (pronounced “nexus”) is a science and critical thinking conference held annually in New York City. NECSS welcomes leading scientists, educators, activists, and artists who educate and engage conference attendees through individual presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and performance pieces. NECSS is as much a meeting of minds as it is a conference, and social events and mixers are organized throughout the weekend to allow attendees the opportunity to mix and mingle in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

          Who is NECSS for?

          NECSS is for everyone! NECSS attracts hundreds of people, from all different walks of life, from around the world. It is a forum for the general public to mingle with scientists, educators, philosophers, medical professionals, students, and many other people that you might not ordinarily meet. Everyone can find something of interest during these four days of conversation!

          What Else?

          NECSS is produced by New York City Skeptics, the New England Skeptical Society, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and The Society for Science-Based Medicine. NECSS attracts hundreds of people from all walks of life from around the world. Presenters include scientists, educators, philosophers, entertainers, activists, and authors from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, each of whom will share their unique perspective with conference attendees.

          Schedule To Be Announced

          *Schedule subject to change throughout the day.

          5:30 PM
          Friday Stream Start
          6:00 PM
          Welcome to NECSS, hosted by George Hrab
          6:05 PM
          KEYNOTE - George Church

          A generational quiz show!

          Livestream Begins!
          10:00 AM
          10:05AM - 10:15AM
          Speaker - Steve Novella
          10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
          Speaker - Dr. Leena Tripathi
          11:15 AM - 12:10 PM
          Speaker - Pete Etchells
          12:10 PM - 12:15 PM
          Pandemic Projects Part 1
          12:25 PM - 1:10 PM
          Speaker - Imari Walker Karega
          1:10 PM - 1:20 PM
          1:25 PM - 2:55 PM
          SGU LIVE
          2:55 PM - 3:05 PM
          Pandemic Projects Part 2
          3:05 PM - 3:50 PM
          Speaker - Stacey Deleria Finley
          3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
          Randi Segment
          4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
          4:45 PM - 4:55 PM
          Pandemic Projects Part 3
          4:55 PM - 5:40 PM
          Speaker - Dr. Robert Levy
          5:40 PM - 5:50 PM
          Pandemic Projects Part 4
          5:50 PM - 6:35 PM
          Speaker - Paul Offit
          6:35 PM - 6:50 PM
          Pandemic Projects Part 5
          6:50 PM - 7:35 PM
          Speaker - Sarah Noble
          7:40 PM - 8:20 PM
          Speaker - Julie Robinson
          8:20 PM
          Closing Remarks